Children Consume Very Little Milk When Sick Cough And Flu?
Doctor, I have an ankle age of 2 months and 2 weeks, he has cough and flu, then he is bloated. is that reasonable
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Mother child 2 months 2 weeks with complaints of cough and flu, bloating, do not want to drink breast milk.
Complaints like this have a lot to ask Mom, do children from birth to today always drink full breast milk without adding anything else including water? If all this time full breast milk without formula milk or water, it is better if a little still needs to be continued breastfeeding, for mothers may need to try even more to increase the amount of milk that comes out in a way, forming the mindset in the mother that my milk will come out a lot, eat foods that can increase milk production such as vegetables katuk, soy milk and others. After the mother's milk comes out a lot, introduce the child to want to drink breast milk, by means of a good attachment from the child's mouth to the mother's nipple until all the black parts around the nipple must enter the child's mouth when suckling.
In addition, it also needs to be taught to children to drink breast milk at least every 2 hours, but it should be at any time the child asks for breast milk, mothers must give it. If the child is coughing and flu, then bloating is a natural condition if the desire to drink breast milk will decrease because the child is in an uncomfortable condition in the respiratory and digestive tracts. However, it still must be resisted, the child must continue to get breast milk to increase his body's resistance to disease so that it can help speed up the healing of coughs in colds in children.
If the bloated child needs to find out the cause of bloating, does the child often experience bloating like this, whether the bloating lasts for a long time and does not experience improvement, whether the child can still fart or defecate and defecate. Possibilities that occur could be due to the formation process of the baby's digestive tract which is not yet perfect causing a bloating when receiving too much breast milk, another possibility is a blockage in the child's digestive tract, or the child is difficult to defecate so that the dirt accumulates and makes the child become bloated. It should be noted whether bloating in children is accompanied by vomiting, defecating or not defecating at all. To find out more about the causes of bloating in children, it is necessary to consult a pediatrician for further examination and more appropriate treatment.
Things you can do at home to reduce symptoms include:
- introduce appropriate ways to suckle the child, in terms of position, and introduce the nipple to the child
-Provide exclusive breastfeeding (full for 6 months without formula milk and water or other additives)
- pay attention to the condition of the child from his bloating, bowel movements, urinary tract and cough colds whether there is improvement or no improvement
-use a mask for all family members so that it does not give effect to the child until it becomes cough and flu
- Maintain personal hygiene and the environment around the child so that children are always protected from dirt, dust and sources of infection
Thus, hopefully useful :)